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Dee Burris Blakley ([personal profile] dee_burris) wrote2013-01-25 22:44
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Sepia Saturday 200: She made hats

This is a photo I estimate to be circa 1868-1875 of the millinery shop owned and operated by my great-great grandmother, Mary Emily (Conner) Meek in Grenada Co., MS. (Click here to read more about her.)

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From comparing the only known photo I have of her to this one, I think grandmama was the lady seated to the right of the post.

But I can't be sure.

This is a Sepia Saturday post, republished on 26 Oct 2013 for Sepia Saturday 200. Head over there for more wonderful photos.

Ditch that bra!

(Anonymous) 2013-10-23 16:19 (UTC)(link)
What was most delightful about this was the way you took us on a journey of discovery when that mail arrived. The little details about how you even put it off for a bit before you savoured the information inside the envelope made it all the more fascinating.

I have had the experience of opening an envelope to see a copy of my grandparents' marriage certificate, and it is a real thrill to be sure.

Very enjoyable.

Kat